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Japan culling 230,000 more birds over avian flu

Toukyo - Japan has mobilised its military to help with a second mass cull of 230,000 chickens amid a spreading outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, officials said.

Japan culling 330,000 birds to fight avian flu

Toukyo - Japan has begun slaughtering more than 330,000 farm birds to contain its first outbreaks of a highly contagious strain of avian flu in nearly two years, the government said Tuesday.

Who wants to skate on top of dead fish? Japanese ice rink closed

Kitakyushu - Social media backlash forced the closing of a new attraction at Space World in Kitakyushu, Japan on Sunday. Advertised as the world's first attraction of its kind, the skating rink was filled with 5,000 dead fish, frozen into the ice.

Japan skating rink slammed for freezing 5,000 fish

Toukyo - A Japanese skating rink that froze 5,000 dead fish into the ice as an attraction for visitors has been forced to close after receiving a barrage of criticism.

Pacquiao says Philippine drug problem 'beyond imagination'

Toukyo - The Philippines' drug problem is "beyond imagination", boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said on Saturday in Tokyo, defending his hard-liner president's controversial anti-drug campaign.

Japan protests Russia missile deployment on disputed islands

Toukyo - Japan has told Russia the deployment of missiles on disputed islands in the Pacific is "deplorable", Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday, ahead of talks aimed at resolving a decades-old territorial spat.

S. Korea, Japan sign intelligence deal despite China criticism

Seoul - Japan and South Korea on Wednesday signed an agreement to share defence intelligence about North Korea, despite protests from opposition parties and activists in Seoul and strong criticism from China.

Strong 6.9 quake hits Japan triggering tsunami warning

Toukyo - A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan early Tuesday, the USGS said, while Japanese authorities issued a tsunami warning for the region's coast including Fukushima prefecture.A some three metre (9.

Trump's daughter sits in on landmark Japan PM talks

Toukyo - Photos of US President-elect Donald Trump's landmark first talks with a foreign leader show his daughter Ivanka was present, underscoring the family's influence as he readies to take power.

Japan's Abe heads for New York for first talks with Trump

Toukyo - Japan's premier Shinzo Abe headed to New York Thursday for talks with Donald Trump, the first leader to meet with the president-elect whose campaign pledges provoked anxiety over US foreign policy.

Japan, S. Korea ink controversial intelligence deal

Toukyo - South Korea and Japan reached a controversial deal Monday to share defence intelligence, Japanese officials said, despite protests from opposition parties and activists in Seoul.

Japan's Abe to meet Trump next week: official

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to meet US president-elect Donald Trump next week in New York, officials said Thursday, after phone talks between the two following the billionaire's shock election win.

Giant sinkhole swallows Japan city street

Toukyo - A giant sinkhole appeared in the middle of a busy Japanese city on Tuesday, swallowing part of a five-lane street near the main railway station.

Giant sinkhole swallows Japan city street

Toukyo - A giant sinkhole appeared in the middle of a busy Japanese city on Tuesday, swallowing part of a five-lane street near the main railway station.

Giant sinkhole swallows Japan city street

Toukyo - A giant sinkhole appeared in the middle of a busy Japanese city on Tuesday, swallowing part of a five-lane street near the main railway station.

Temporary lockdown at US naval base in Japan

Toukyo - A US military base in southern Japan went into a brief lockdown Thursday following reports of gunshots, but declared "all clear" after finding no evidence that shots were fired.

Sony Music, producer apologise over Nazi-like outfits

Toukyo - Sony Music and the producer behind a Japanese girl band that performed in military-style costumes resembling Nazi uniforms apologised on Tuesday following a protest lodged by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Crime-busting deliveryman foils Japan mobsters

Toukyo - Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ... Deliveryman! A mystery crime-fighting superhero is striking fear into the hearts of Japan's criminals after bravely foiling an 'armed' hold-up by a pair of yakuza gangsters, local media reported.

US reassures Asian allies no policy change on N.Korea

Toukyo - The United States on Thursday reassured its key Asian allies Japan and South Korea that its policy seeking North Korea's nuclear disarmament remains unchanged, after its intelligence chief called it a "lost cause".

Japan, West clash over 'cultural' whale hunts

Portoroz - Japan pleaded with the world's whaling watchdog Wednesday to allow small hunts by coastal communities, arguing that for three decades these groups had been unjustly barred from a traditional source of food.

Philippines' Duterte wants US troops out in two years

Toukyo - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he wants US troops out of his country in the next two years and is willing to scrap defence pacts with longtime ally Washington if necessary.

Philippines' Duterte tells worried foreign businesses to go

Tokyo - President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged foreign businesses in the Philippines worried about his deadly drug war to "pack up and leave", as he launched another anti-American tirade before flying to Japan to attract investments.

Toyota’s fuel cell bus to go on sale in Tokyo in early 2017

Tokyo - Hydrogen-powered fuel cell buses will go on sale in Tokyo starting early next year in another move by Japan to showcase its eco-friendly vehicle technology to the world.

One killed, two injured in Japan park blasts

Toukyo - One person was killed and at least two injured by twin near-simultaneous blasts in a Japanese park on Sunday, the local fire department said.

First woman to conquer Everest dies aged 77: reports

Toukyo - The first woman to conquer Mount Everest, Junko Tabei of Japan, has died aged 77, media reported Saturday.

Japan cabinet ministers visit controversial war shrine

Toukyo - Two Japanese cabinet ministers visited a controversial war shrine Wednesday, after a mass visit by lawmakers angered China and South Korea which see it as a painful reminder of Tokyo's past aggression.

Dozens of Japan lawmakers visit controversial war shrine

Toukyo - Dozens of Japanese lawmakers visited a controversial war shrine on Tuesday in an annual pilgrimage criticised by China and South Korea, which see it as a painful reminder of Tokyo's aggressive past.

Japan PM Abe sends offering to controversial war shrine

Toukyo - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to a controversial war shrine on Monday, drawing fire from China which sees it as a painful reminder of Tokyo's warring past.

Japan pulls UNESCO funding over Nanjing row

Toukyo - Japan is holding back more than $40 million in UNESCO funding, foreign minister Fumio Kishida said Friday, following a protest against listing documents related to the Nanjing massacre.

One in five Japan employees face 'death from overwork': report

Toukyo - A fifth of the Japanese workforce faces the risk of death from overwork, according to a new government survey into the country's notoriously strenuous working culture.
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